New Years Resolution

New Years Resolution

Post by Bill Jeffrie » Sat, 18 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Can someone please explain the differance between a "Red Point"
"Pink Point"? If the magazines are going to continue to use so much
print on the .001 % of climbers who climb 5.14 I figured I might as well
get hip to the jargon.
Thanks,
Billy

 
 
 

New Years Resolution

Post by Joe Come » Thu, 23 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Can someone please explain the differance between a "Red Point"
>"Pink Point"? If the magazines are going to continue to use so much
>print on the .001 % of climbers who climb 5.14 I figured I might as well
>get hip to the jargon.
>Thanks,
>Billy

    "Redpointing" refers to climbing a pitch without weighting the
rope for the first time, assuming that you've tried and fallen a
couple of times -- NOTE:  It is assumed that you are LEADING the climb
-- top-roping is not even considered in this jargon.
    "Pink pointing" is the exact same thing, EXCEPT that your gear
(trad) or quickdraws (sporto) are preplaced.  This is a lot easier
obviously as you just have to clip in the rope and NOT place any gear.
Sort of a lame version of redpointing really....
    Adrian